Norton removal. Windows 10

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Can anyone one help with the above ? I go through the removal procedure and end up with a screen saying 'preparing to uninstall please wait ' 45 minutes later I'm still waiting. ! Is this normal. ?
 
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Go onto the Norton site and download their removal tool.
It takes a bit of searching but it is there I have used it a couple of times and it works.
 
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Windows 10 comes with really good Antivirus built in. There's no need for normal users to pay for Antivirus.

Also +1 for the Norton removal tool.
 
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I wouldn't touch Norton with a barge pole, and you can see why now.
 
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Unplug the PC, take it and throw it out of the window.
Never look at it again.

There, solved. :)
Norton is the devils spawn - horrible.
 
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Ah but, I recall, from the 1980's - Peter Norton's Utilities (made him a wealthy man) and a competitor PCTools delux from Central Point Software Inc.
These MS-DOS file managers and utility softwares made MS Dos a nicer place to be - for some of us.
Bloated and transformed nowadays - owned by Symantec.

PC Magazine Oct. 1986
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id...HV9DAVkQ6AEINTAC#v=onepage&q=PC Tools&f=false
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To be fair norton worked ok for me but I kept having trouble with the three computer package, one would suddenly tell me it had expired and I would spend an hour on line with norton to fix it! It was very power hungry in the past but did improve.
 
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Norton may well have improved but in the past I have encountered PCs that wouldn't even boot because Norton was having a fight with itself.
 
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Norton may well have improved but in the past I have encountered PCs that wouldn't even boot because Norton was having a fight with itself.
Yes years ago I had pc where I had to turn off norton to run a defrag!
 
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I once found a computer where there were two AVs fighting over a single file. Somehow they got stuck in a loop copying the same 5kb file from each quarantine folder to their own.

I think one of them was Norton.

I've also seen a bad install of Symantec take out a large companies intranet at 11am every week for two months before someone looked in the right place. That was admin error though, not Symantec's fault really.
 
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There used to be a -for a long time- a bug in the uninstall routine. After it ran, windows didn't boot, and you had to start in safe mode once to clear it.
 
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